PLAS MADOC boss Ryan Roberts is proud to boast that his side has the best record in non-league.

Heading into 2019, the Welsh National League Division One leaders had a perfect record of played 13, won 13 - giving them the honour of being the best non-league team in the whole of the United Kingdom.

“We had the best record but drew on Saturday so I’m not sure where that puts us now,” said Roberts, who is now targeting more silverware in a competition he won as a player with Chirk AAA.

“We hadn’t played for five weeks so we were going to be rusty last week. But we’re at full strength for the home tie with Berriew and I’m confident.

“I’m confident of this team winning every game they play. We have a real winning mentality and we want to win the Welsh Trophy this season. That’s the aim.”

As for his side’s incredible league run, Roberts added: “It’s unbelievable to be in this position. It makes all our hard work seem worthwhile.

“We have set our targets we want to achieve which have changed as the season has progressed due to how well we are doing. I would pit my lads against a team in any division of the Welsh leagues.”

The team only reformed a few years ago after players decided to re-group after turning out for other sides in the area - including Cefn Albion, who set the example by winning the North East Wales League before making a name for themselves in the Welsh National League.

“We have done what Cefn Albion did and we support each other in the area,” added Roberts, who played for Albion before taking charge of Madoc.

“We play on their old pitch at The Muga and it’s good to see the clubs in this area doing well.”

Brothers Nicky and Jamie Williams have been scoring for fun this season - they have more than 40 goals between them - and will lead the line against mid-Walians Berriew tomorrow.

“They’re good players but so is their younger brother, Josh, who is pivotal to the way we play - and he sets up most of the goals for them too,” added Roberts.

“We missed Josh last week. But he’s back and so is central midfielder, Dave Bullough.

“We have an incredible bunch of players, they fight for each other every week and it’s a pleasure to manage them.”

There’s a big game just down the road at The Rock too where Cefn Albion host another mid-Wales outfit, Bow Street.

“It’s great for the area that we’ve got two teams that are one game away from the quarter-finals,” said Albion boss Stephen Davies.

“I’ve got a lot of time for Ryan and they’re having a great season. To go into January unbeaten is brilliant and we wish them all the best tomorrow. You never know we could meet in the next round.”

Albion, playing on Druids’ 3G pitch, will be favourites to go through and Davies added: “We’ve adapted well to playing on the surface at The Rock and we’ve also been getting a good following there.

“The fans will be our 12th man tomorrow and can play their part in what will hopefully be a win.

“We don’t know too much about Bow Street. I’ve had a look at a few of their games but we have to worry about what we do.”

Kien Morris is back from suspension but they will be without their inspirational captain Paul Griffiths (who is pictured left).

“It’s a blow that Paul is out,” added Davies. “He’s our leader and gives us a real vocal presence out on the pitch.

“But we’ve got others who will step in when I name the team just before kick-off tomorrow and I know the lads will be up for it.”

Welsh National League title-chasers Corwen will also be looking to make it into next week’s last-eight draw.

They host Pwllheli and manager Danny Jellicoe revealed: “Our captain Scott Evans is in contention for selection again after starting for the reserves against Hawarden Rangers.

“Alex Webster should be available after missing the Llay game due to illness and Nathan Davies should be fit to start.”

Former Wrexham youngster Joe Williams will be looking to add to his goal tally for Corwen,

Welsh Alliance leaders Bodedern host Four Crosses while their title rivals Llangefni Town go to Llanrug United.

In the Southern section of the draw, STM Sports host Ynyshir, Swansea University go to Pontardawe and Grange Albion welcome Penydarren.